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Yet Another, Recommend Me a Delay - Thread

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by theanalogfuture, Jun 14, 2006.

  1. theanalogfuture

    theanalogfuture Member

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    So I've rocked a Deluxe Memory Man for a little less than a year now (it was my very first pedal)

    Now, I need another practical delay, a more versitle unit, with possibly tap tempo.

    Before you all get on the whole, Diamond Memory Lane, and Echoczar recommending spree that usually happens, I want all to know do have an echoczar on order but I will have to wait. (Wait AT LEAST another seven months)

    I just need something to hold me off until then.

    The Memory Lane is just too darn expensive for something that I'll abandon within a year. For this little venture, I am willing to go *gasp* digital, but not something sterile. (DD6, Echo Park)

    Right now, the top choice is an DLS Echo Tap, but I've noticed that it does not have a mix control, or are the volume controls the mix control?

    Please inform me about the Echotap, and/or recommend any analog sounding digital dealy units in the $200-$300 price range. Remember, tap tempo is a plus but not a must!
     
  2. Scott Peterson

    Scott Peterson Administrator Staff Member

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    If you can do without tap tempo (I never EVER thought I could, but I don't miss it a bit now) the CMATMods Deelay is truly a great sounding, simple stupid, quiet, and affordable delay. It really is a nice pedal.
     
  3. theanalogfuture

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    Thanks Scott!

    Also, I'd like to know if there are any mods available for the DMM.

    Thanks Everyone!
     
  4. Coach

    Coach Senior Member

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    Howard Davis does some pretty rad mods to memory mans. Search the site and you'll find them.
     
  5. drolling

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    I was raised on delays that had no tap tempo, so that's not really what attracted me to Memory Lane. Like you, I have an EH Deluxe Memory Man RI and was just looking for better sound and more clean headroom. At the time, I hadn't heard of the Howard Davis mods, which do sound worth investigation.

    I just picked up a French made analogue delay for a little over $200 Canadian; The Jacques Prisoner - around 330 ms of clean but creamy delay time w/a very musical modulation circuit - not as over-the-top whacked-out as your Deluxe Memory Man, but much more useful. No tap-tempo & it's not true-bypass, either, but the buffer's decent. The biggest drawback - no self-oscillation.. For that, I have to crack out the DMM or the ML.

    I need longer delay lines, tho', (the Memory Lane only goes to 550 ms, just like the EH pedal) and to that end I'm using a DigiTech Digidelay - lot's of choices crammed into a Boss sized pedal, including a very nice "tape" mode, modulation and even a 3 second looper that's surprisingly useful. This one's got a very functional tap-tempo, but it's not true-bypassed.

    BTW, I've been waiting around 10 months for my Echoczar. Ed's computer blew up and I just had to reconfirm my place on the waiting list from last July...
     
  6. vorvick

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    Line6 DL4
    tap tempo, 3 user-defined presets, and lots of sounds to experiment with while you wait for the echoczar.

    why not?

    constructive criticism welcome. passionate opinions welcome too.

    flame on,

    V
     
  7. afterburner

    afterburner Supporting Member

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    I myself have heard lots of great things about the Line6 DL4. A friend of mine uses it and he loves it. the flexibility and options provide lots of fun!

    I'm not a big expert on delays but another analog-sounding digital delay that I like is the Visual Sound H2O which I use now. Before that I used a Boss DD3 so the H2O was a big improvement and at a good price. It provides up to 800ms. However, VS pedals are big cos they house 2 effects in one. The chorus effect that the H2O has is also quite pleasant to use.
     
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    website?
     
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    I maybe in minority here but I love my Digitech X series delay pedal. Sounds very analogish with good features.
    Give it a try and you could save yourself headache and money. I've gone through many delay pedals and I finally settled on the digi.
     
  11. Moe45673

    Moe45673 Member

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    I'll +1 the digidelay. For a temporary pedal at a comically low price, you can't do much better. I'd say it's the bad monkey of delays!

    Hmmm, the bad monkey is also a digitech product. Maybe a thread giving props to digitech is in order!
     
  12. radicool

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    I have one of those little MD-3 delays from Guyatone. It's a nice little pedal for around $100. Really sounds good, very analog-like, and takes up very little real estate on your board. Has a switch for long, med, & short delay times, no tap tempo. Battery is a pain to change like all the little Guyatones, but I use an adapter so it's not an issue.
     
  13. omensixaxe

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    Not too long ago, I picked up a Roland DD-20 for a nice 175$ new. Not the warmest of delays, but in the way of features, it's hard to top.

    *End Irrevelant Suggestion.*
     
  14. DocRock

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    Maxon AD900. One of the only pedals that hasn't left my board in the 3 years or so that I've had it.
     

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